Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! - Contest Winner - More books to win

Congratulations to the winner of COYOTE GORGEOUS, commenter Andy M. Burns. He received the pdf via email this morning.

But do not despair. My Holiday Contest is still going on my website and if you click on CONTEST at the top right at: you could win a copy of A DESPERADO FOR CHRISTMAS.

In the meantime, wishing you all a fantastic Halloween, with lots of sweet things, and not necessarily candy.

Then stay tuned for November 4th, when Lisabet Sarai is a guest on thisblog, talking about her naughty new releases in Erotic Romance.

Stay safe.

Vijaya Schartz
Award-winning Sci-Fi & Romance with a Kick

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Perfect read for Halloween, my shapeshifter novella is up for grabs. Just leave a comment with your email address, for a chance to win a pdf copy.

Arizona Game Ranger Madison Huntley, investigating a wild animal attack on a ranch in Cave Creek, discovers disturbing details. If she didn't know better, she'd say the legends frightening the ranch hand might be true. But Madison isn't just a wilderness cop. As a biologist and a wild life expert, she believes in facts and science, not scary tales.

And when Kaletaka, a Hopi sculptor, awakens bloody, with no recollection of what he did the night before, he remembers the legends of his tribe, and the meaning of his name. But as hard as he tries, can he escape his destiny?
"Phenomenal world building, characters the readers care about, and an intriguing mystery... COYOTE GORGEOUS has all the elements one expects from a Vijaya Schartz story! Easily recommended!" - 4.5 shamrocks - Debbie CK2sKwipsandKritiques.

"So many times my theory of who done it was thwarted and yet I was thrilled to stay on the edge of my seat until the very last word just to find out." Five stars - Book Junkie Reviews

"...excellent characters... well written. Fascinated about the subject matter and the legends..." Five hearts - Romance Book Scene
Vijaya Schartz
Romance with a Kick

Monday, October 10, 2011


Rookie Border Patrol Agent Kaitlin Harrington hates Christmas and all men, since her lover jilted her and she lost her unborn child on Christmas Eve. This year, as she guards the Mexican border in southern Arizona, she encounters more than she can handle. No amount of training prepared Kaitlin to arrest the gorgeous desperado who challenges her. His name is Miguel, a human smuggler fascinated by the green eyes of the feisty auburn-haired beauty bent on impeding his important work. But Miguel is a man of many secrets. On this dangerous adventure through the Arizona desert, anything can and will happen.

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Good luck.

Vijaya Schartz
Award-winning Sci-Fi, Guns, Swords, Romance with a kick

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Despite the blogs criticizing it, I still love Castle. I don't know much about police procedurals, so the flaws mentioned in the blogs didn't bother me in this week's episode. I just enjoyed the entertaining value, and the trip in the cryogenic lab was fun. Although I agree that the formulaic pace could be improved. Every time my husband says "This guy is the murderer for sure," I check the clock and say "Nope. We are only twenty minutes into the episode, so it's a red herring for sure."

I also watch BODY OF PROOF, on Tuesdays after the results of Dancing With the Stars, and find myself enjoying it, too. Just when you think it can't get worse, it does (in a good way). Great storylines. And they saved the sick little boy who was kidnapped, and the culprit was totally unexpected.

As you can probably tell, I'm a fan of Dancing with the Stars, and last night's elimination was a total let down. I hate it when the viewers do not vote according to talent. But, of course that's what makes the competition unpredictable. Although I believe the judges' scores should count for more than half. This happened in the finals of a previous season, and they changed the system so that at least the final say is to the judges in the last contest and quality can win over popularity. Will probably keep watching, but much of the spark is gone.

Vijaya Schartz
Award-winning Sci-Fi, Romance with a kick

Saturday, October 1, 2011

BLACK DRAGON has a winner - the novella is out today!

And the winner of the contest is Cherie Michalec from OK. Congratulations, Cherie, and thank you for your support. I've seen your name entering my contests many times.

BLACK DRAGON is now available for download in kindle, in nook, from the publisher Desert Breeze in many formats, and will be at All Romance eBooks before this day is over. The beauty of this novella, although my other books from this publisher are more expensive, this shorter one is only $2.99.

So follow the links below for the downloads.
I wish you happy reading.

Find out more about this novella HERE

Vijaya Schartz
Award-winning Sci-Fi, Guns, Swords, Romance with a kick

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